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World War II: Australia
WWII Aussie aircraft.
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Boomerang Multiple Build Log
md72
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Posted: Saturday, September 27, 2014 - 01:31 AM UTC
OK D, I had already planned a Boomerang for Ronnie RAAF. Finally called it started tonight.



When you're on the road, is it by your own transport or public transit? I've been doing a series Modeling on the Road Since I'm flying, most of the fun stuff; knives, paints and solvents has to be packed in my checked baggage.
AussieReg
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Posted: Saturday, September 27, 2014 - 01:42 AM UTC
Hi Mark, great to see you getting a start on your Boomerang.


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When you're on the road, is it by your own transport or public transit?



I am generally driving within 3-4 hours of home, any further than that and I fly/hire cars. If I am away for 2 or 3 nights I pack a kit or two and the basic knives, files, sanding tools and cement. I generally don't take paints, and prefer to just work on sub-assemblies.

Cheers, D

md72
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Posted: Saturday, September 27, 2014 - 09:12 PM UTC
Right now, I'm on the road ~ 18 hours by air away from home... and in 1/72 everything is a sub assembly... So I brought along some acrylic paints to be able to make progress while I'm not at home.

Now, for a deep technical question on the Boomerang. Should the base of the magneto / distributor (kind of a lump in Airfix's representation) be Top Dead Center like most other A/C or off around the 8 O'Clock position.

Bigrip74
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Posted: Sunday, September 28, 2014 - 04:34 AM UTC
D, I just found this thread and have enjoyed it along with the recent addition. Is that a football or rugby jersey?

Which kit:

1. has the general shape correct.
2. is the easiest to build so far.
3. is available in my hemisphere.

Bob
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Posted: Monday, November 30, 2015 - 11:11 AM UTC

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Great, large scope project . Everyone needs one.

All of those kits look really fun and interesting. this thread should be interesting for a long, long time!



Quite correct Jonathan, and courtesy of a little hobby store tucked away interstate it just got larger in scope and long, long, longer!




Why do I do this to myself
GazzaS
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Posted: Monday, November 30, 2015 - 12:24 PM UTC
My only hangar queen is a limited run bird from NZ. Does Tamiya or Hasegawa make one?
AussieReg
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Posted: Monday, November 30, 2015 - 03:24 PM UTC
Hi Gary. No such luck. Special Hobby is as mainstream as this bird gets
Twentecable
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Posted: Monday, November 30, 2015 - 11:21 PM UTC
Damian,
congrats with your wife and child. The foremost I wish and your family alot of health and luck. As such I most be honest I like the with/yellow spotted model the most. I real beauty!

I myself know what means to get promoted and kids... bad comco for modeling... I hope for you it will work out.
Good luck on that.

gr TC
c4willy
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Posted: Sunday, December 17, 2017 - 01:03 PM UTC
Hey D how's the restoration going? LOL assuming you've recovered sufficiently from your trip?
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Posted: Sunday, December 17, 2017 - 03:30 PM UTC
Hi Chris.

The work trip was great, apart from jet lag! Six solid days of training and sales conference with a weekend of solid snow and minus 5 degrees in the middle. Tough to acclimatise after long stretches of high-30s and 40s here. Did get to watch the World Cup 4-man bobsledding at Winterberg on the Sunday which was amazing.

Back to reality here now, mid-30s again. I will try to sort out the images in this thread over the next few nights (thanks Photobucket).

Hope all is well with you there mate.

Cheers, D
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Posted: Friday, April 20, 2018 - 04:07 AM UTC
Ok, this rabbit hole just keeps getting deeper, courtesy of a local Facebook Buy/Swap/Sell forum.





Still working on replacing images in the thread though. Photobucket is NOT my friend any more.

Cheers, D
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Posted: Friday, April 20, 2018 - 04:58 AM UTC
And I hope this Rabbit-hole never ends.


I honestly don't know where my love for this plane stems from.
Bigrip74
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Posted: Friday, April 20, 2018 - 05:01 AM UTC
D, its nice to see your still at it. I use a different photo facilitator also since photobucket took the final dive.

Bob
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Posted: Saturday, May 05, 2018 - 02:07 AM UTC
Damian! Just saw this one pop up over the horizon! I'm also a big fan of this aircraft and that Kiwi Wings model has a smaller cousin in 1/72 with the same fantastic sprue gates on it. I think they were all made in the same machine that Malcolm Laird did the Ventura-kits in, I have a whole bunch of his Spitfires that I doubt will ever get built... I also have that Kiwi Boomerang in 1/72, bought second-hand in a rather smelly box !



Magnus